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Suspected al-Qaida explosion kills 6 troops loyal to secessionist group in Yemen

Associated Press

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — An explosive device has killed six troops loyal to a United Arab Emirates-backed secessionist group in southern Yemen. A military spokesman blamed the attack on al-Qaida militants. The spokesman for the military arm of the secessionist Southern Transitional Council said the explosion hit a military vehicle as it passed in a mountainous area in southern Abyan province. The UAE-backed council controls much of Yemen’s south. It is at odds with the internationally recognized government, although they are allies against the Iranian-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen’s civil war.

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